Kanchi acharya Jayendra Sarswathi passes away

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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

Kanchi acharya Jayendra Sarswathi passes away

Senior Acharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal died in Kanchipuram on Wednesday. He was 83.The Acharya, who was arrested in connection with Kanceepuram Lord Varadharaja Temple Manager Sankararaman murder case in November 2004 and acquitted by a court in 2013, suffered berating problems this morning.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kancheepuram, about 70 km from here, where he breathed his last.The Acharya, who has been keeping indifferent health for the last few months and was in and out of hospital, was anointedas the 69th Head of the Kanchi Mutt in 1994.

Unlike his predecessors, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi was involved in both spiritual and public life and was known for the efforts for a solution in the Ayodhya issue during the erstwhile period of Prime Minister A B Vajpayee, but it failed to fructify.

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